April May June 2016
2016 Super Bowl Party
Scholarship Meister Tim Schaefer & GAPA Prez Mike Haas
Lord Hear our Prayers
GAPAmourns the recent passing of members Donald Markham (CPD), Edward Scharringhausen Sr.and Donald Maas Sr. (CPD ret.)and Herta Hunger, residents) was founded inthe heart of farm country in 1899 by German immigrants from Schleswig-Holsteinand continues to celebrate many of their traditions. GAPA Board member Jim Mathey celebrated the wedding of his son Jeffrey mother of Hans Hunger (Ehren President of GAPA.) We wish all our members and friends who weresick or injured to return to health and full activity, and if I have neglected to mention anyone, please accept my apologies. I hope for a new year in which this part of the article is blank as GAPA remembers those who shared many years of camaraderie and experiences.
I met and had coffee with the mayor of Schleswig Iowa, Bob Andresen, while travelling in November. The Crawford County I Denmark and Prussia. The dispute ended in a war which resulted in victory for Schleswig Holstein. This small town (900 residents) was founded in the heart of farm country in 1899 by German immigrants from Schleswig-Holsteinand continues to celebrate many of their traditions.
GAPA Board member Jim Mathey celebrated the wedding of his son Jeffrey to Lindsey North at Tom Woods Aviation Hanger in Indianapolis, October 2015. This unique venue made for an interesting reception. Best Wishes to all!
As 2015 winds down GAPA will have some changes in the new year. President Hans Hunger, after many years of service and dedication to the organization will step down, while another long time stalwart, Mike Haas, who has served in many important capacities will serve as President. Many thanks and well wishes to Hans for all he has done and look forward to Mike’s leadership of GAPA.
DANK Journal Review of Mike Haas' German History Seminar now running at DANK Haus
GAPA Scholarship Awards
2016 Super Bowl Party
All Pix: Art Oswald
Sandy Jaeger, Judy Brumley
Joe Schreiner, John Meindl
Tim Schaefer & Joe Schreiner
John Schuld, Renee Phillips
Bob & Maryann Issel
Anna Maria Loftus & Art Oswald
GAPA Christmas Party
Sue & Bill Ruck
Judge Anna Maria Loftus, Gerhard Stadler & girlfriend
Erich & Kris Hunger
Roger Haas, Judge Anna Maria Loftus, Ken Hauser
Jeff & Ming Schuck